Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Old US 62 Bridge

This is the old US Highway 62 bridge over the Illinois River.  It is just south of the current bridge which crosses the Illinois 2 miles east of Tahlequah at Highway 10.  This old bridge was built in 1920 and abandoned in 1964 when the US 62 was re-routed  and the current bridge was built.  It is now too decrepit even for foot traffic but people fish from it.

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Leora said... [Reply to comment]

You did a nice job of portraying the bridge in monochrome. It has a sort of lonely look.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

A good shot. It makes me wonder about the depth of the water, as the road from that building across the river seems to come right to the edge - rather like a ford.

Tanya Breese said... [Reply to comment]

it looks like a skeleton of a bridge...b&w is perfect for this!

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

Another old bridge with character.

DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

It makes a great photo subject though. Excellent capture and the B&W treatment is a perfect tweak. Well done.

genie said... [Reply to comment]

It is a shame the powers that be are not trying to restore this unusual and historical bridge. I guess that is the story all over our country. It certainly is here in our county. The structure is so interesting, and I love the fact that fishermen are continuing to use it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Nice bridge. Too bad that they can't use it for a pedestrian bridge.

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

I agree with Leora - it does look lonely. maybe a group will get together to save it, BEFORE it crumbles.

Louis la Vache said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, nice capture - the monochrome is perfect for this abandoned bridge.

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